November Message from Bill Anderson

November is upon us. With the buildup to the Holidays already in full force and Thanksgiving just around the corner, we are all so busy. Veteran’s day seems like a small blip in the middle of all the hustle and bustle, but please do not overlook the significance of November 11th. It’s a special day to honor the men and women who have served our country.

This year the Healing Field of Honor is making another appearance at Rotary Hill in downtown Naperville. If you have missed it in years past, please take some time to see it this year. In addition to two thousand American flags, this year a replica of the Vietnam Memorial will also be present. The replica, over 240 feet long and containing all 58,000 names, has been printed with a special process on thin aluminum panels. It was printed right here by Naperville’s own Blooming Color printing. The display opens on November 8th and runs through the 13th.

I also want to say thank you to all our customers who helped us celebrate our 140th birthday last month! I hope you all had a as much fun as we did! If you missed out don’t worry. We are continuing the celebration through the end of the year. Next month we will cap off our 140th year with a customer appreciation day. Keep your eye out for December’s Ozzie-Gram for details! And don’t forget to check out the new medical equipment department. We are adding new items every week!

Happy Thanksgiving to all!


Written by Bill Anderson

Bill is the current owner of Oswald's Pharmacy. A 5th generation member of the Wickel-Oswald-Kester-Anderson family, Bill became general manager in 1979 and bought the business from his father in 1991. In 2004 Bill orchestrated Oswald's move from Downtown Naperville to Naperville Plaza. Bill graduated from Knox College in 1978 with a BA in Art, minoring in History. A graduate of Naperville Central High School in 1974, Bill is a lifelong Naperville resident. Over the years Bill has served as a current member and past president of the Naperville Rotary Club, current member and past chairman of the Downtown Naperville Alliance, and as former Naperville Riverwalk commissioner. Bill lives in Naperville with his wife, just a few blocks away from their grandchildren (the 7th Oswald's generation!).